The Biggest and the Best Moments from Comic-Con
Submitted by: DigThatBox.com Staff
Text By: Abel S. Pinedo
It's impossible to pick a single favorite moment, event or announcement
from San Diego Comic Con. Sometimes you may not hear about something happening until days later when you're back home. Sometimes
you just happened to be there right when the magic happened. These are our picks, in no particular order, for the best things
to happen this year.
Our first look at Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice. While
the title is a clunky mouthful and we did get a peek last year, this was our first chance to view some footage along with
the cast in attendance. The trailer did look promising without really spoiling anything. We just hope the next trailer,
whenever that may debut, can build on the intensity that this one presented.
The Star Wars panel and bonus concert. We had all heard prior
to the panel that there would be no new footage of The Force Awakens. What we were treated to instead was a three minute behind
the scenes clip that featured among other things, our first look at Carrie Fisher in costume and confirmation that Simon Pegg
is indeed in the film. The panel ended Friday with free lightsabers and badges for everyone as well as a free concert celebrating
the Star Wars music of John Williams. When the concert ended with a fireworks show, the only thing missing was J.J. Abrams
dropping the microphone and walking off stage. Talk about ending the night with a bang!
DC Animation formally announces that next year we will be
getting our long in demand animated film based on Batman: The Killing Joke. While no cast has been announced as of yet, Mark
Hamill has stated that he would emerge from retirement to voice The Joker for this film if it was ever made. This is one of
the best and most well known comics in the Batman franchise. It's brutal and cold and chilling and sad. We can only hope
that the animated film manages to capture at least some of the emotion from the comic.
Dr. Who returns to Hall H. After taking a year off from Comic
Con, the BBC brought the newest Doctor, Peter Capaldi who made his Hall H debut. He thoroughly enjoyed himself as he constantly
mugged for the crowd. He also made appearances at multiple live stage shows. Fans of the series definitely have a lot to look
forward to when it returns this fall.
Our first look at Fear the Walking Dead. While the panelists
really couldn't say anything about the new show which begins next month, we got our first full length trailer for the upcoming
show. It definitely has a slow burn kind of feel as this takes place in the very early days of the zombie apocalypse.
The 20th Century Fox panel. So many superheroes on one stage. The
cast of Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, the future Gambit himself, Channing Tatum and surprise guest Stan Lee.
The Deadpool trailer blew the roof off the joint and proved that a 'hard R' superhero film can work.
What was your single favorite moment of Comic Con? Can you even
pick just one?